Pumpkin Sumptins’

It is almost Halloween and everyone is finished getting their costumes ready! But what do you do with those leftover pumpkins you didn’t have time to carve sitting on your front door step after all hollows eve? Well, pop open your favorite fall seasonal brew, roll up your sleeves, and get cooking!

Baked Pumpkin Fries

Pumpkin Fries

1 Small Pumpkin

3T Vegetable Oil

Salt

Cinnamon Sugar (Optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Peel and seed small pumpkin and cut into 1/3 inch strips.  Combine pumpkin strips and oil into a bowl, toss, and sprinkle with salt.  Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, turning once. Remove fries and salt again or sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for a sweeter fry. Viola!

Pumpkin Bread

1 C Flour

1/4 t Salt

1/4 t Baking Powder

1/2 t Baking soda

1/2 t Cinnamon

1/2 t Ground Cloves

1/2 t Ground Nutmeg

1 C Sugar

3/4 Stick (3/8 C) unsalted Butter, Softened

1 Egg

1 C Pumpkin Puree

1/2 C Walnuts or Pecans (Optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8″x4″ loaf pan.  Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.  Whisk.

In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter.  Whisk in egg until fluffy, then beat in pumpkin and nuts.  Slowly beat in flour mixture until combined.

Transfer mixture to greased loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes and put on wire rack to cool completely.

Serve bread toasted or slice up and cook french toast style for Pumpkin French Toast.  And don’t to invite your friends over to try your new delicious treats!

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